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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 3411 - Leading Project Teams

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on the sociocultural dimensions of project management and explores how to identify, build, lead, and motivate project teams to achieve organizational objectives. Special attention is paid to processes to build and develop teams; students will learn to recognize and leverage different personalities and perspectives, resolve conflict, negotiate with stakeholders, and plan and facilitate problem solving, decision making and planning meetings through the use of effective communication strategies. Another critical aspect of project leadership is knowing how to advocate on behalf of your project to champion organizational change. (prereq: sophomore standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe individual styles and preferences and how they impact project teams; develop personal style flexibility
  • Build the project team and develop team processes, norms, and roles appropriate for project work
  • Identify, prioritize, and manage project stakeholders; create informational and persuasive communication to secure understanding and support for project team
  • Diagnose challenging situations in teambuilding and respond with appropriate communication strategies
  • Assess individual and team performance and develop improvement plans
  • Recognize barriers and drivers for organizational change and apply appropriate change strategies

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Kristin Shebesta

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